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Last updated: 10 May 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 12 März 1964
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3C)
Fluggesellschaft:Frontier Airlines (FL)
Kennzeichen: N61442
Werknummer: 9642
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:SE of Miles City Municipal Airport, MT (MLS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Billings-Logan Field, MT (BIL/KBIL), USA
Flug nach:Miles City Municipal Airport, MT (MLS/KMLS), USA
Flugnummer: 32
The DC-3 struck the crest of a 2615 feet high upslope (a few feet below airfield elevation) during an VOR approach to Miles City runway 30. Adverse weather conditions existed in the form of near-minima ceiling and visibility, icing, and high gusty winds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The descent below obstructing terrain, for reasons undetermined, during an instrument approach in adverse weather conditions."



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Billings-Logan Field, MT to Miles City Municipal Airport, MT as the crow flies is 215 km (134 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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